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Vodafone UK Starts Offering Used iPhones to PrePay Customers

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Vodafone UK has launched a new year promotion that offers discounted second hand smartphones to customers in a push to drive up mobile data usage.

The "Nearly New" promotion offers discounts of up to £155 (US$250) on the cost of a used iPhone 4 for prepay customers, or discounted tariffs for contract customers.

The mobile network is including handsets from Samsung and HTC in its promotion - which is the first time the company has offered used handsets for sale.

"Nearly New is designed to make it even more affordable for people, especially those who prefer pay-as-you-go services, to get their hands on a smartphone," Vodafone said in a statement . "It is part of our ambition to get the Internet into the hands of our customers."

The company is offering a 12-month warranty for prepay customers and a 2-year warranty for contract customers who sign a 2-year agreement.

The handsets being offered are models returned by customers in "very good condition", which it then repackages.

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